Azam Khan named as an accused in recruitment scam, warrant sent to jail

A Unique Investigation Crew (SIT) probing the Uttar Pradesh Water Corporation recruitment rip-off in the course of the Samajwadi Party rule has identified Rampur MP and former condition minister Azam Khan’s involvement. The SIT has produced Azam Khan an accused and has despatched a warrant to the Sitapur jail where by the MP is lodged, as for every reviews.

This arrives just after Allahabad Superior Court docket yesterday rejected the bail plea of Azam Khan and his son Abdullah Azam Khan in a forgery scenario. The SIT has despatched the warrant to Sitapur jail exactly where Azam Khan, his son and his wife are at the moment lodged. Sitapur Jail Superintendent DC Mishra confirmed that the SIT experienced built Azam Khan an accused in the recruitment rip-off and experienced sent a warrant in the jail. The SIT will quickly file a charge sheet right before the courtroom.

The recruitment scam less than Azam Khan

A case was filed towards Khan in April 2018 in relation to the alleged recruitment fraud. There were allegations of irregularities in recruitment towards Khan when he was heading the recruitment board of the H2o Corporation amongst 2016-17. The alleged irregularities relevant to the recruitment for all around 1300 vacancies for numerous posts in the H2o Corporation features the posts of Assistant Engineer and Junior Engineer. Some officials of the Drinking water Corporation experienced alleged irregularities in the recruitment after which investigation was initiated in the scenario.

The investigation of the issue was handed around to the SIT just after the Yogi governing administration came to electrical power in the point out. The Yogi governing administration experienced also revoked the recruitments produced for the posts of Junior Engineers and clerks. The SIT has investigated much more than a dozen men and women which include Azam Khan and previous Metropolis Development Secretary SP Singh in relation to the recruitment rip-off. The investigation has been concluded by the SIT in which it uncovered Khan guilty.

It is notable in this article that Azam Khan was the Urban Development and H2o Methods minister in the Akhilesh Yadav governing administration.

Circumstances in opposition to Azam Khan and his family

Azam Khan’s son and former Suar MLA Abdullah Azam Khan was identified to have forged his delivery documents citing a mistaken date of beginning, creating him suitable for the 2017 assembly elections when he was truly not meeting the age conditions. The courtroom had declared his election invalid. A string of cases has been submitted towards Azam Khan, his wife Tanzeen Fathima and Abdullah.

In September previous yr, Khan was booked on allegations of ‘stealing goats’ next a criticism filed in October 2016. This was followed by an FIR filed from Khan for allegedly stealing two lion statues installed at Rampur Club. Khan was also booked for thieving electrical power. In February this yr, a PMLA court docket experienced purchased the attachment of qualities belonging to Khan, his spouse and his son soon after non-bailable warrants were being issued against them in just one of the conditions.

Khan is also recognised for passing lewd reviews towards former Samajwadi Celebration member Jaya Prada who was contesting versus Khan on BJP ticket in 2019 okay Sabha polls.